Flower of the Month: May

May is the most floriferous month in my opinion. Everything seems to spring into life as the soil warms up and the daylight hours increase. Trees are green once again and many are full of enticing blossom, but the ones that are noticeable in Cornwall are the Rhododendrons and Azaleas. Cornish gardens are simply at their best from March to the end of May.

All these photo were taken in Trelissick Garden.

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

13 thoughts on “Flower of the Month: May

    1. I have been noticing more this year how short some flowering periods are for certain plants. But mostly they are worth it.

  1. Such wonderful, rich colours! I miss the rhododendrons and azaleas that I used to see in Scotland. I reckon I need to find the opportunity to do some garden-visiting in Cornwall…. 🙂

  2. Here we’ve enjoyed an unusual spring following a particularly severe winter. All my perennials just burst forth in glory. As they begin to fade, the roses are taking over. And, surprise! Just this morning, a long-dormant Old Rose, “Empress Josephine,” burst out in pink blooms. I’m simply thrilled.

  3. Gorgeous! It’s a funny old year. After all my hoo! ha! I still didn’t get the flowering season right in the Azores! They reckon they’e a month behind. Whereas here everything’s early and it’s pretty hot. Fires in Monchique again! And the jacaranda seem to have come and gone in a flash 😦

    1. Such a shame to miss the Jacaranda, but you will have other years. Could do with some of that hot over here, though the day didn’t turn out too bad in the end.

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